The ancient Greeks built the first theatres, staged the first sports events and worshipped in some of the most spectacular temples ever built; from prehistoric places to bold symbols of victory, explore the wonders of this ancient civilization.
8.00 p.m. |HINT| Egypt According to Cleopatra
Walk the streets of Alexandria, during the time of the Ptolemies, alongside its citizens as their pharaoh, Cleopatra, serves as virtual tour guide of Egypt. From the exotic yet cosmopolitan capital, built by her ancestor Alexander the Great, to the Sanctuary of Dendera to the magical Isle of Philae, we explore her empire by land and sea. And, we follow Queen Cleopatra as she sets sail for Italy on a visit to Caesar and end our journey within the city walls of Rome, where an Egyptian temple is being erected for Cleopatra's deity protector, Isis.
9.00 p.m. |HISTC| Pompeii Secrets Revealed In 79 AD, the mighty volcano Vesuvius exploded in one of the most deadly eruptions of all time, burying the city of Pompeii and other Roman towns along the Bay of Naples beneath layers of ash and pumice. Pompeii was re-discovered in the 18th century, but it’s only recently that archaeologists and volcanologists have come to understand exactly how the eruption unfolded, and why it took the people of Pompeii almost entirely by surprise. And not a moment too soon – for today, scientists are saying Vesuvius is getting ready to erupt again…only now more than three million people live in the volcano’s shadow.
10.00 p.m. |NGU| Jesus: The Healer
Science of the Bible investigates the mysteries behind first century disease and malnutrition. With the help of the world’s leading experts, viewers will explore the state of medicine in antiquity, both from Roman and Greek sources as well as Deuteronomic law, including evidence that provides support for a gospel miracle story.
DISCC - Discovery Channel (Canada)
HINT - History International
HISTC - History Television (Canada)
NGU - National Geographic (US for sure; not sure about Canada)